Super Bowl Party Ideas
Super Bowl Party Invitations
Get ready for some football! Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. Kick off your Super Bowl party with one of our football invitations. You'll find dozens of invitations designs to get you and your crew ready for The Big Game. Here are a few of our popular Super Bowl party invitations.
Super Bowl Party Activities
Big Game Fantasy Draft
Start your party before game time so you can psych everyone up. Everyone loves to root for their favorite player, so up the stakes a bit by having everyone draft a Super Bowl fantasy player: Have a bowl with star players' numbers written down on pieces of paper. When guests arrive, they pick a player to cheer on (again, separate the teams into two bowls so fans aren't rooting for the wrong team).
You can have small door prizes for the lucky guest who picked the game's MVP or the player with the most points scored, total yards or interceptions. Combine this with a traditional football pool and give your guests plenty of reasons to cheer.
With the commercials getting crazier and crazier each year, pass out "commercial score cards," and have your guests rate each of the big commercials on a 1 to 5 star scale. After the game, tally up the winners.
If your group is the wagering kind, play Super Bowl® Squares. This game is a simple way to keep all your guests, even those who couldn't care less about the game, totally involved. Don't be surprised when those apathetic viewers start screaming for teams to go for it on 4th and 1.
Super Bowl Party Decorations
Show your colors! Pick streamers, balloons, paper plates and napkins in your team's colors. Make sure to find out which team your guests are rooting for so you can have both sides represented. If it's going to be a "mixed crowd," consider decorating opposite sides of your TV room for each team. If you're feeling generous, that is. Otherwise, it's your place, so your team rules.
Protect your big screen by having some yellow flags and soft foam bricks guests can toss when upset at the refs. And don't forget pom-poms. Whether as decorations or as party props, they can add to the fun.
It's a good idea to set up a second TV in the kitchen or another room besides your living room. Some of your guests may be there for the social aspects, and this will give them a place to chat while others are focused on the game.
For maximum indulgence (and laziness), rent a mini fridge to keep cold drinks at the ready. If you're having a lots of guests, use a bathtub to hold ice and beverages — it keeps the bottles and cans cold and out of your way, and cleanup couldn't be easier.
Super Bowl Party Food
Super Bowl® party people are a hungry lot. The key is serving food that tastes great and doesn't keep you in the kitchen too long.
Chips and dips, pretzels and mixed nuts are always good to have on hand for munching during the game. For a fast, easy meal, order a long, pre-cut deli sandwich or buy sandwich fixings and let guests put together their own. Or, go the tailgate route with burgers and hot dogs.
Want something a little more substantial for the big boys in the crowd? Plan a chili potluck where everybody brings a pot of their favorite recipe (or takeout for the less culinary.) You'll feed your crowd and possibly find a new fave.
Super Bowl Party Drinks
Really, you just can't go wrong at a Super Bowl® party with a bunch of beer. You may want to ask guests to bring their favorite six-pack so you can have a nice selection, although if you choose this option have at least a 12-pack to start things off.
Your guests will also appreciate a Bloody Mary Bar where each can create a drink to his or her own taste. Start with a standard Bloody Mary mix. Then guests can add in their own vodka, hot sauce and cracked pepper. For even more customization, mix chilled tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and sea salt. Be creative with your garnishes. In addition to the standard celery stalks, put out bowls of blue-cheese-stuffed green olives, lemon wedges or wheels, cherry tomatoes, chili peppers and cocktail onions, and let guests skewer their own garnish.